Canada C3 Learning Modules for Teachers

Peace Dancer: Reconciliation and First Peoples’ Principles of Learning

This module includes three lessons focused on the First Nations Education Steering Committee approved children’s story, Peace Dancer, by celebrated artist Roy Henry Vickers and CBC Radio host Robert Budd. These lessons explore the concept of reconciliation through British Columbia’s First Peoples’ Principles of Learning. With close reading of a classic Northwest Coast legend, this...

Song of the Land

In this learning module, students will listen to a musical text that expresses a love for the land of the north. They will make connections with the lyrics, find appreciation for the land and discover new ways of expressing those feelings.

Caribou in the Arctic

In this learning module, students will learn about caribou, an important land animal to Inuit and other Indigenous groups. They will learn to consider and integrate a variety of perspectives and viewpoints, including traditional knowledge, when studying a topic such as caribou conservation.

Gaining Perspective on Environmental Issues

In this module, students will examine a specific, current environmental concern by first identifying at least three distinct groups (First Nations communities and/or other populations, political parties, industries, etc.) impacted by the concern and then researching primary or secondary sources to understand each group’s perspective. Students will seek to outline factors such as traditional values,...

Where do we Inuit live?

This learning module will introduce students to the Inuit Regions in Canada and why the Inuit inhabit the land of the north. Students will develop an understanding of the important resources from their environment directly from an Elder.

Reflection and Reconciliation: A Look at Residential Schools in Canada

Section D3 of the Ontario Curriculum for Canadian World Studies (History) is “Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation.” Specifically, as per section D3.3, this lesson will “explain some significant events, developments, and/or issues that affected First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis people in Canada during this period” (The Ontario Curriculum, Canadian and World Studies Grades 9-10, p. 120)....

Learning Outside with Loose Parts

This outdoor module challenges students to create a butterfly habitat which meets the animal’s basic needs (e.g., air, water, food, and shelter) using loose parts. Loose parts play is a type of experiential learning which encourages creativity as students re-imagine everyday objects and transform them into something new. While students are guided to follow safety...

Our National Treasures

Students have a chance to explore the unique characteristics of our geography, environment and culture, both nationally and locally.